Originally from San Diego, CA, Grace moved to North Carolina for college and graduated from University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2013 with a B.S. in Biology (biotechnology concentration) with chemistry and anthropology minors. In 2018, they completed their PhD in Kris Wood's lab at Duke University in the Molecular Cancer Biology program. Their work focused on utilizing functional genomics approaches to uncover novel vulnerabilities in cancers with intrinsic or acquired resistance to anti-cancer therapies. Following graduate school, Grace was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University in the Genetics Department where they worked closely with another postdoc to understand the genetic liabilities associated with 3D growth in cancer spheroid models. Currently, they are a scientist at an early stage drug development company that pairs multiplexed reporter assays and high-throughput chemistry to map chemical/biological interactions.